From time to time, we have people trying to scam us- sell us stolen equipment, purchasing equipment with somebodies credit card and identity that is not their own, etc. There are many, many stories, but this one was especially awesome. It happened a few years ago, so some details are lost and forgotten, and some will be left out on purpose.
A "customer" ordered a large supply of equipment and had it delivered as a pick-up at a local shipping store. When he went to pick it up, he did not have the right identification to receive it, and the order was sent back to us. The customer ordered the same thing again, but in the meantime the local (where he was) police department contacted us saying that this person had a record of fraud orders and wanted our help to catch him.
This time, the customer gave us a home address to ship his order to. We schemed with the police and created a package that looked to be correct- we weighed how much the order would weigh, and measured the size of the box it would be shipped in. We then created a dummy box that looked and weighed the same, as if the equipment he had ordered was in there. But it wasn't, it was just packed with miscellaneous junk. The police posed as the delivery driver and when the customer signed for and took possession of the package, they nabbed and arrested him on the spot.
So moral of the story: don't be stupid & try to scam us. We will win the battle. Thanks to Mike in our fulfillment department for contributing this story for you to enjoy.